Boris KHLEBNIKOV
Борис ХЛЕБНИКОВ
Boris KHLEBNIKOV
Russia, 2018, 60mn 
Obychnaya zhenshchina
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Обычная женщина

 

 An ordinary woman

 Une femme ordinaire

 
Directed by : Boris KHLEBNIKOV (Борис ХЛЕБНИКОВ)
Writing credits : Mariya MELENEVSKAYA (Мария МЕЛЕНЕВСКАЯ), Denis UTOCHKIN (Денис УТОЧКИН)
 
Cast
Anna MIKHALKOVA (Анна МИХАЛКОВА)
Tatyana DOGILEVA (Татьяна ДОГИЛЕВА)
Aleksandra BORTICH (Александра БОРТИЧ)
Yelizaveta KONONOVA (Елизавета КОНОНОВА)
Mariya ANDREYEVA (Мария АНДРЕЕВА)
Yevgeni GRISHKOVETS (Евгений ГРИШКОВЕЦ)
Aglaya TARASOVA (Аглая ТАРАСОВА)
 
Cinematography : Denis MADYSHEV (Денис МАДЫШЕВ)
Production design : Olga KHLEBNIKOVA (Ольга ХЛЕБНИКОВА)
Music : Dmitry EMELYANOV (Дмитрий ЕМЕЛЬЯНОВ)
Editing : Natalia KUCHERENKO (Наталья КУЧЕРЕНКО)
Produced by : Valery FEDOROVICH (Валерий ФЕДОРОВИЧ), Yevgeni NIKISHOV (Евгений НИКИШОВ), Aleksandr PLOTNIKOV (Александр ПЛОТНИКОВ)
Companies : TV3 Channel, Лук-фильм / Look Film
 

Awards :
Best actress Anna MIKHALKOVA , Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2019

Plot synopsis
It seems like an ordinary façade: 39-year-old mother of two daughters, Marina, is running a flower store and is expecting a third child together with her husband Artem, a surgeon. While her eldest daughter is skipping college, the younger daughter hates her unborn sibling already – nothing new under the sun. However, the façade begins to crumble when Artem’s young colleague, with whom he is having an affair, tells him that she is pregnant. Meanwhile, Marina is also leading a well-guarded double life: she is a pimp – and a pretty successful one at that. When she finds one of her girls dead in a hotel room, she must remain composed, get rid of body and remove all traces of the crime. PÖFF is screening first two episodes of the opening season.
 

commentaries
Russian Television Series: Recent Trends, Irina EFIMOVA, Kinokultura, 2019
Grand succès des séries russes au MIPCOM 2018, Simeon MIRZAYANTZ, cinemarusse.wordpress.com, 2018
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2019
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2018
- International Zurich Film Festival, Zurich (Switzerland), 2018